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Unreal Engine 4 Reveal This Year

Epic Games vice president Mark Rein says the next generation Unreal Engine 4 will be revealed later this year, reports G4tv.com, though the article itself technically qualifies as such a revelation. This says Epic will actually be releasing more details about the engine at this year's D.I.C.E. Summit, which is now underway, and according a quote they provide from Rein, there should be the chance to see it in action before the end of this year: "People are going to be shocked later this year when they see Unreal Engine 4 and how much more profound an effect it will have."

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28. Re: Unreal Engine 4 Reveal This Year Feb 11, 2012, 04:08 rocketship
 
Will they finally use Phototextures in UE4 to get rid of the artificial feel of Unreal Engine games ?

Even compared to the much higher polycount in UE3 Half-Life 2 looks more believable (realistic).
 
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27. Re: Unreal Engine 4 Reveal This Year Feb 10, 2012, 20:11 MajorD
 

HMMMM, I wonder if it will support MegaTexture, low rez textures, texture pop-in, and linear non-interactive enviroments <id....cough>!!!

 
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26. ya know... Feb 10, 2012, 19:12 Shataan
 
I have never failed to be impressed with each new Unreal release. And how the Unreal Devs treat the community.... awesomely. They give out the Dev tools and don`t hold the Community ransom.... allowing for some really cool community based mods to be released.

And then you have those Devs who release a game that COULD have rocked harder with some cool mod support. But nope. Can`t do that. It would be a sin to allow release of the engine mod tools in their eyes.

And my God if you were able to release a Mod, they`d jump to kill it asap. Just the kinda Dev/Publisher etc you`d wanna support eh? Not! Sega take note.

Good thing we have Epic to lead the way in this regard.
 
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25. Re: Unreal Engine 4 Reveal This Year Feb 10, 2012, 16:16 NotOneOfUs
 
I get the feeling texture streaming will be common in the years to come, unfortunately.  
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24. Re: Unreal Engine 4 Reveal This Year Feb 10, 2012, 15:24 Creston
 
Maybe it'll finally get rid of texture pop-in?

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23. Re: Unreal Engine 4 Reveal This Year Feb 10, 2012, 15:24 Beamer
 
jacobvandy wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 15:08:
The Samaritan demo was supposed to be using an update to UE3 they're rolling out soon, so Unreal Engine 3.5 as opposed to 4. Unless they've changed their mind about that, UE4 should be fricken amazing.

"Soon" was back in March. Those updates rolled out in April. So they're actually almost a year old.

For clarification, though, that's also their target visual quality for next-gen consoles, so it would appear that UE4 should run all of that realtime on consoles.

$100 says their next game looks almost exactly like that. Other than Fort Night, which I think is a quicky one-off because new consoles aren't coming out soon enough and old consoles aren't relevant long enough. They had an opening in the pipeline and it made sense to do a quick game on a shortened timeline.
 
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22. Re: Unreal Engine 4 Reveal This Year Feb 10, 2012, 15:08 jacobvandy
 
The Samaritan demo was supposed to be using an update to UE3 they're rolling out soon, so Unreal Engine 3.5 as opposed to 4. Unless they've changed their mind about that, UE4 should be fricken amazing.  
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21. Re: Unreal Engine 4 Reveal This Year Feb 10, 2012, 15:07 Beamer
 
TheEmissary wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 15:05:
Cutter wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 14:32:
Well that demo they showed of it a while back was pretty effin impressive.

That was the "The Samaritan" demo and it required 3 GTX580 in SLI to run . I am pretty sure that is in the pipe for future developments but I really doubt the entirety will make it to UE4.

That demo was UE3. It was made entirely in the version of UE3 that launched at the time. Entirely. And that version is now outdated.

Every single bit of that demo can be made in UDK. Essentially it was a demo showing what UE3 can do when tailored to high end PCs rather than consoles.




So UE4 will look even better than that.
 
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20. Re: Unreal Engine 4 Reveal This Year Feb 10, 2012, 15:05 TheEmissary
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 14:32:
Well that demo they showed of it a while back was pretty effin impressive.

That was the "The Samaritan" demo and it required 3 GTX580 in SLI to run . I am pretty sure that is in the pipe for future developments but I really doubt the entirety will make it to UE4.
 
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19. Re: Unreal Engine 4 Reveal This Year Feb 10, 2012, 14:32 Cutter
 
Well that demo they showed of it a while back was pretty effin impressive.
 
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18. Re: Unreal Engine 4 Reveal This Year Feb 10, 2012, 14:15 jdreyer
 
I'm looking forward to seeing what they come out with. The Unreal engine has always powered good games, and still looks great five years on.

And if they make another UT game, Hell Yeah, I'll buy it.
 
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17. Re: Unreal Engine 4 Reveal This Year Feb 10, 2012, 14:03 Parallax Abstraction
 
LittleMe wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 11:27:
btw wtf is Just Cause 3?

I'm pretty sure someone from Avalanche recently said there will be a Just Cause 3. If so, I can't bloody wait.
 
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16. Re: Unreal Engine 4 Reveal This Year Feb 10, 2012, 13:43 Wildone
 
they better have live updating none of this exporting crap..WYSIWYG  
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15. Re: Unreal Engine 4 Reveal This Year Feb 10, 2012, 13:14 Beamer
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 12:49:
If it runs on current consoles I'm not interested. If it's truly next-gen and supports PC-specific features like DX11 tessellation / physics / rendering, etc then we're in business.

There's a reason we've had UE3 forever, and that reason is "current consoles."

Do you actually think they're announcing UE4 around the same time next-gen consoles are being discussed, and that they've been using UE3 for the entirety of this generation, only to cripple a new engine with old technology?
 
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14. Re: Unreal Engine 4 Reveal This Year Feb 10, 2012, 12:49 theyarecomingforyou
 
If it runs on current consoles I'm not interested. If it's truly next-gen and supports PC-specific features like DX11 tessellation / physics / rendering, etc then we're in business.  
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13. Re: Unreal Engine 4 Reveal This Year Feb 10, 2012, 12:38 KilrathiAce
 
Does this engine actually take advantage of latest PC tech? or is it just tailored for weak console tech  
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12. Re: Unreal Engine 4 Reveal This Year Feb 10, 2012, 12:19 siapnar
 
As long as developers make a true effort, or - in some cases - continue the trend of making original titles that try to push abilities of the Unreal engine to a wider spectrum, then this new iteration should be very exciting... and powerful.

nin wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 11:40:
Name brand recognition, based on previous releases? Just a guess. I'm sure they'll trot out another UT in a few years.
And if it's as fun as UT3 then I'll buy it. I'm sure the graphics will be stunning by that time.
 
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11. Re: Unreal Engine 4 Reveal This Year Feb 10, 2012, 11:56 Beamer
 
Joss wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 11:45:
LittleMe wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 11:27:
btw wtf is Just Cause 3?
3? eh!?

Gonna stick with Unity 3D (3.5b) thank-you-very-much.

Ok for casual and mobile, but shit for anything else.
Even for mobile, if you're focusing on iOS it makes no sense to use Unity.
 
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10. Re: Unreal Engine 4 Reveal This Year Feb 10, 2012, 11:45 Joss
 
LittleMe wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 11:27:
btw wtf is Just Cause 3?
3? eh!?

Gonna stick with Unity 3D (3.5b) thank-you-very-much.
 
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9. Re: Unreal Engine 4 Reveal This Year Feb 10, 2012, 11:41 Beamer
 
7.62WorldOrder wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 11:32:
Why even bother calling it Unreal engine? I doubt they even plan on making another Unreal game, especially on PC.

Because the brand equity and name recognition in the engine is far greater than it ever was for the game.
 
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